An Unkindness of Ravens: An Inspector Wxford Mystery Mass Market Paperback – 1986
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At the heart of the story is Rodney Williams, a missing bigamist, ï¿½two different menï¿½ One middle-aged, set in his ways, bored maybe, taking his family for granted, the other young still, even swinging ï¿½ making the grade with a young wifeï¿½, and suspected of having paedophiliac tendencies. It must be noted that the fine revelation of his true character is a genuine surprise. Williamsï¿½ murderï¿½stabbed through the heart, most probably by one of his two wivesï¿½seems to coincide with a series of stabbing attacks carried out on men approaching, or approached by, young womenï¿½ï¿½an extraordinary picture Buddï¿½s story had created and one which appealed to his imagination. The dark wet night, the knife flashing purposefully, even frenziedly, the girl running into the rain with a sack slung over her shoulder. It was like an illustration in a fairy book of Andrew Lang, elusive, sinister, and other-worldlyï¿½. It transpires that these women are all members of the feminist organisation A.R.R.I.A., whose emblem is a ï¿½raven woman [with] a face like Britannica or maybe Boadicea, one of those noble, handsome, courageous, fanatical faces, that made you feel like locking up the knives and reaching for the Valiumï¿½.Read more ›